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ORIGAMI: 100% Recyclable Personal Mono Laser Printer

ORIGAMI: 100% Recyclable Personal Mono Laser Printer

Designed by Min-chul Kim, Sang-in Lee and Seung-wook Jeong of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., The Origami is a 100% Recyclable Personal Mono Laser Printer that was designed for the Eco-conscious. Its exterior is made of 100 percent recycled paper. In addition, at the end of the printer’s life, its materials can be recycled to produce more paper for printing.

Colorful Origami Butterfly Dreamscape

Colorful Origami Butterfly Dreamscape

A flock of colorful origami butterflies flutter overhead in this installation, entitled Dream Colourfully, by Dream Interiors and Elixr. This collaborative piece was created for Saturday In Design, an annual event for the design community that alternates each year between Sydney and Melbourne. Each delicate origami butterfly is formed from translucent paper, which allows light to pass through from every angle.

Origami In Your FACE, Literally!

Origami In Your FACE, Literally

Expanding the dimensions of traditional portrait photography, German artist Alma Haser takes her photographs further, using inventive paper-folding origami techniques to create layers of intrigue around her subjects, manipulating their portraits into futuristic flattened-paper sculptures. This series entitled, Cosmic Surgery, where she photographs her sitter, then prints multiple images of the subjects face which is then folded into complicated origami pieces. These pieces are then placed back onto the original face and re-photographed, making a very for a very unique series, honing in on her interest in making work that has a disquieting or disconcerting resonance.

Colorful Origami Mosaics by Kota Hiratsuka

Colorful Origami Mosaics by Kota Hiratsuka

Kota Hiratsuka is a Japanese paper engineer that has been exploring origami by manipulating paper into these beautiful geometrical formed mosaics. He also has them for sale on his site Origami Mosaics, be sure to check them out!

Nintai: Origami-Inspired Geometric Dresses

Nintai: Origami-Inspired Geometric Dresses These dresses were created by Uruguay based designers Mercedes Arocena and Lucia Benitez for their thesis project. During their research about generations of civilizations they discovered that most garments were built out of rectangles and squares. That lead them to creating this line, "Nintai"--patience in Japanese, which utilizes geometrical figures as the basis of development for these origami-inspired dresses. Their collection uses the aspects of origami such as folding, creasing and building of the structures out of rectangles and patterns without the use of paper.

These dresses were created by Uruguay based designers Mercedes Arocena and Lucia Benitez for their thesis project. During their research about generations of civilizations they discovered that most garments were built out of rectangles and squares. That lead them to creating this line, "Nintai"--patience in Japanese, which utilizes geometrical figures as the basis of development for these origami-inspired dresses. Their collection uses the aspects of origami such as folding, creasing and building of the structures out of rectangles and patterns without the use of paper.

1,697 Origami Boats Flow Down to the Sea

1,697 Origami Boats Flow Down to the Sea

From March 8th to the 24th in the Western part of Australia, Cottesloe Beach will have a long stretch of the beach transformed into a sculpture park called Sculpture by the Sea. Among them is an installation of exactly 1,697 handmade paper boats. These boats were not just hand folded, but also dipped in paraffin wax, which helps give their rich blue coloring.

3D Origami by Jun Mitani

3D Origami by Jun Mitani

Jun Mitani is a professor of computer science at the University of Tsukuba who has an incredible knack for paper folding. With the help of algorithms and computer software that he’s developed, he is able to create these 3D origami pieces. Check out the many different folds and shapes he has come up with below.

Origami-Inspired Inflatable Scarves by Monomatopee

Origami-Inspired Fashion by Monomatopee

Japan-based company Monomatopee, has created origami-inspired scarves that are able to transform into inflatable geometric forms. The scarves originally come packed flat and can be inflated by simply blowing air into them. The fabric itself feels like paper and can then be shaped how you like along their textile triangles to make different shapes, such as a bow-tie or round floral bud. The scarfs retail for 11,500 yen, which is around $150 USD.

Marc Fichou: Origami and Paper

marc-fichou-origami-and-paper-1 "As in my previous self-referential works, my intention here is to create a piece where the image cannot be separated from its referent, thus creating a visual link between past and present. This concept naturally led me towards origami because of the reversible character of its folding process: each can be unfolded back to its initial two-dimensional square, and in so doing retain the physical marks of its creases." -- Marc Fichou

Mademoiselle Maurice: Colorful Origami Street Art

Mademoiselle Maurice Origami Street Art

Mademoiselle Maurice is an artist based out of France whose work is reflected through that of lace, photography, painting, embroidery and origami, shown here. She creates her pieces at first sight with a deep sensitivity and connection to the events encountered in her daily life.

"Rainbow" is the latest installation of Mademoiselle Maurice, which covers the streets of Paris with bursts of color. The rainbow consists of thousands of colorful origami paper that is folded, then glued to portray these lovely sculptural prismic shapes. This makes me want something like this in my room! Be sure to check out the beautiful video below.